The new Nexus 7 is expected to arrive as soon as the end of July and the frequency of leaks has reached a breakneck speed. Now we’ve got our first look at the rumored tablet, and what a first look it is! This is no partially assembled device photographed on the factory floor. Instead, we’ve got video and photos of a fully assembled model shot from every angle you could dream of with the power turned on at one point, courtesy of Android Central Editor-in-Chief Phil Nickinson and his mystery tipster.
The leaked device also arrived with a convenient specs sheet stuck to the back, revealing plenty of new information about the refreshed Nexus 7. First off, this one has two cameras; as opposed to the single lens found on the original tablet; the 5-megapixel camera on the back is now accompanied by a 1.2-megapixel shooter on the front. The device allegedly sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 4GB of RAM (though that seems unnecessarily high), a microUSB charging port, and dual speakers on the back of the device. We also see what looks like the rumored flashing notification light make an appearance 35 seconds into the video.
Earlier this week, another leak gave us a look at how much the Nexus 7 successor will cost, suggesting the price will increase slightly with the upcoming release. Expect the 16GB model to cost $229, while the 32GB version will allegedly cost $269. It’s still unclear exactly when Google will announce the new device, though we wouldn’t be surprised to see it at a special press event scheduled for July 24 in San Francisco and hosted by Android SVP Sundar Pichai.